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Twisting light with sugar water: a visual demonstration of polarization and spectroscopy


Image Credit: Giorgio Trovato; Unsplash

This scientific demonstration illuminates the fascinating properties of light, particularly its composition, polarization and interaction with matter. Remarkably, this can be achieved using a common household substance - sugar water. What is polarization? Why does sugar water twist light in a preferred direction? Why depends this on the color of light?

Ort: vor der Brücke, 1. Stock zwischen Trakt 1 und 3

AG Seiler, Trideep Kawde